Hannes Richter

Fancy Food Show and Launch of "Taste of Austria" in New York City

This year's Summer Fancy Food Show will be taking place from June 30 until July 2, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits convention center in New York City. During North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event, about 2,400 exhibitors from over 80 different countries will present their innovative specialty food products such as confections, coffee, cheese, spices, snacks and many more.

In the framework of the Fancy Food Show, the Austrian Trade Commission office in New York will host a special cocktail reception themed “AUSTRIA. IN GOOD TASTE” at Café Katja in downtown Manhattan during which local Austrian products, brands and businesses will be presented to an exclusive audience of about 100 media representatives. As part of this evening event, the Austrian Press and Information Service will launch its brand-new website www.tasteofaustria.org, exclusively dedicated to the Austrian cuisine. Throughout the evening, guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle while enjoying traditional Austrian delicacies as well as Austrian beer and wine.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Lecture | The Cassandra Dilemma - What Mountain Plants Tell Us about Climate Change

On June 24, 2013, the Embassy hosted a special lecture by Austrian Scientist of the Year, Professor Georg Grabherr, who spoke about the consequences of climate change and the establishment of the Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments (GLORIA). Around 100 guests attended the event, which was followed by a wine and cheese reception.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Contemporary Literature Series Zeitgeist

From June 16 – 19, 2013, the “Theater of the Voiceless,” a festival and international symposium produced by Zeitgeist DC (Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, Goethe-Institut Washington, and Embassy of Switzerland) and the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, took place at different venues in Washington, D.C. The goal was to bring together leading playwrights and artists as well as  governmental, political and cultural experts from the U.S. and German-speaking countries.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Concert | Michaela Rabitsch and Robert Pawlik

On June 6, 2013, the Embassy hosted the Austrian jazz duo Michaela Rabitsch and Robert Pawlik, who manage to set new benchmarks in terms of unplugged duo playing and impress with touching melodies and catchy songs.

Michaela Rabitsch,  a singer, composer and one of Austria’s top female jazz trumpet player, is a graduate of the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, Austria. She and her musical partner, composer and guitarist Robert Pawlik, who studied at the conservatory of Vienna and the American Institute of Music possess a versatile repertoire of songs influenced by jazz, blues, pop and Latin melodies.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Dinner at the Austrian Ambassador's Residence

On June 2, 2013, a special dinner for AJC ACCESS members was hosted at the residence of Austrian Ambassador to the United States Hans Peter Manz as part of the annual conference AJC ACCESS Summit. AJC ACCESS is the American Jewish Committee's young professionals program. During the event, Hans Peter Manz engaged in conversations about Jewish-Austrian relations, Jewish Vienna today and Austria in general.

Hannes Richter